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Civility No Solution to Oppression: Only Relentless Resistance Will End It
July 12, 2018
Inherent in this deceptive and hypocritical call for civility and condemnation of confrontation of the oppressor and oppression everywhere are attempts to tie it to both irresponsible activity and violence. Min. Malcolm taught us that this is a standard tactic of the oppressor to discredit and deter resistance. He observed how the established order seeks to silence and crush resistance by associating it with violence and criminalizing it. Using lynching as an example, he says that they redefine victim and victimizer “If (we) do anything to stop the man from putting that rope around (our) neck.” ... read more »
“This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let it Shine”
May 24, 2018
As the world now knows Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married in an opulent yet intimate ceremony on May 19 in the Windsor Castle. Days later, people are still talking about it and all of its facets. ... read more »
Civil Rights Town Hall Focuses on Financial State of Black Angelenos
April 26, 2018
The town hall provided an opportunity to discuss relevant issues with a variety of experts and leaders. The event featured keynote speaker Valeisha Butterfield Jones of Google, as well as a panel discussion with Lori R. Gay, brand strategist, Sheila Coates, financial psychologist, Anita R. Johnson, AARP California’s associate state director for multicultural outreach, Jennifer L. Hopson and urban planning scholar Andre Comandon. NABJ – LA Vice President Jarrett Hill served as emcee and moderator. ... read more »
NAACP Statement on Starbucks and Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance
April 19, 2018
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. ... read more »
When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives
April 19, 2018
The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare. ... read more »
Hold fast against the assault on Dr. King’s legacy
April 5, 2018
The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination comes amid a fierce struggle for the soul of America. We will celebrate the progress that has been made since Dr. King was taken from us in 1968, and decry the agenda that is still unfinished.  ... read more »
We need to revive King’s campaign against poverty 
March 29, 2018
April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, shot down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  ... read more »
New Leadership Model Essential For Black Unity
February 22, 2018
If Black leaders again embrace a group-oriented model grounded in moral and ethical values, Black life will undoubtedly improve. ... read more »
Dodge Criticized for Using King Voiceover in Super Bowl Ad
February 16, 2018
Super Bowl Ad Using Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Sell Trucks Gets Negative Reaction ... read more »
‘Poor People’s Campaign’ readies nationwide mobilization
February 15, 2018
'Poor People's Campaign' readies nationwide mobilization ... read more »
LA FED Holds Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
January 25, 2018
Over 1,000 community leaders, labor leaders, union members and elected officials gathered in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. ... read more »
Carson Renames 192nd Street in Honor of Slain Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 23, 2018
Paraphrasing a well-known comment by Dr. King, “Environmental injustice anywhere, is a threat to clean air everywhere. ... read more »
Unforgettable Speeches from Activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 11, 2018
From pulpits in the sanctuary to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has delivered a plethora of  historical speeches that have impacted humanity and brought about change, not only for Blacks but people of all races, ethnicities, and genders. ... read more »
Agree to Disagree: The King and the Greatest Form a Bond Amid Criticism
January 11, 2018
Initially, they did not share the same views, but they grew to support each other. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Lives On in the New Year
January 11, 2018
It’s 2018 and a new year allows for a new time to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and birthday. ... read more »
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